Disneyland’s Apple Pie Caramel Apples

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Apple Pie Caramel Apples from Disneyland are my new favorite treat! Now you can bring the magic to your kitchen with this easy recipe!

2 Disneyland Apple Pie Caramel Apples on a white table cloth.
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  1. Mickey Caramel Apples – Apple Pie Flavor
  2. Ingredients in Apple Pie Caramel Apples
  3. Tips for Perfect Apple Pie Caramel Apples
  4. Frequently Asked Questions
  5. More Favorite Disney Treats
  6. Get Away Today
  7. How to Make Disneyland’s Apple Pie Caramel Apples
  8. Disneyland’s Apple Pie Caramel Apples Recipe

Mickey Caramel Apples – Apple Pie Flavor

These Apple Pie Caramel Apples are a must have every time we go to Disneyland. My college friend, Nathan, first introduced them to me when we visited Disney recently and they’ve instantly shot to the top of my Disney food list. Creamy caramel, tart apples, a cinnamon graham cracker crust, the combination is perfection! Plus they’re so cute! These gourmet caramel apples are a hit at any birthday party, Halloween bash, or just a fun weekend treat.

Ingredients in Apple Pie Caramel Apples

  • Tart Granny Smith apples
  • Caramels
  • Cinnamon graham crackers
  • Melting chocolates or chocolate chips
  • Cinnamon and sugar
  • Large marshmallows

Tips for Perfect Apple Pie Caramel Apples

  • First of all, you need to get good caramel. After trying a few cheaper varieties, I found Kraft caramel bits. They melt smoothly and you don’t have to spend an hour unwrapping caramels. If your caramel is too thick, you can add a little heavy cream to thin in down.
  • You can melt you caramels a variety of ways: You can microwave them, double boil them with hot water in a medium saucepan with the caramels in a bowl over the top, or you can melt them in a crockpot. However you cook them, be sure to stir frequently with a wooden spoon.
  • You can either go with melted white chocolate chips or white chocolate melting chocolates. The melting chocolates seem to get harder and chip off a little more, but it all tastes the same.
  • For the “crust” you can either use cinnamon flavored graham crackers, vanilla wafers, or you can get an actual pre-made pie crust, and add a little cinnamon and sugar and process it in a food processor. 
  • When ready to eat, it is easiest to remove the center of each apple and cut into apple slices.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you keep caramel from sliding off apples?

The problem is that you need to get the wax coating off the apples. Scrub apples with water and dry thoroughly (if you REALLY want to get the wax off, drop them in boiling water for a few seconds and wipe dry).
Then, refrigerate the apples so that they are cold before dipping.

What kind of apples do you use for caramel apples?

It’s best to use a tart crisp apple to balance the sweetness of the caramel. Granny Smith is usually the best, but other tart apples you could use are Pink Lady, Braeburn, McIntosh, Jonathan, Empire, and Cortland apples.

What is the difference between candied apple and caramel apple?

Caramel Apples are dipped in caramel, Candied Apples have a crunchy candy coating. We have an amazing recipe for Candied Apples if you want to give those a try!

Can I freeze caramel apples?

Unfortunately apples don’t hold up well in the freezer.

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How to Make Disneyland’s Apple Pie Caramel Apples

Apple oue caramel apples with marshmallows on top to look like Mickey Mouse

Disneyland’s Apple Pie Caramel Apples

5 from 7 votes
Apple Pie Caramel Apples from Disneyland are my new favorite treat! Now you can bring the magic to your kitchen with this easy recipe!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Refrigeration 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Scrub apples and dry with a dishcloth or paper towel. This is to get the wax coating off (if you REALLY want to get the wax off, drop them in boiling water for a few seconds and wipe dry).
  • Refrigerate apples for a few hours until they are nice and cold.
  • Melt caramel in the microwave (in a microwave-safe dish) for 30 seconds at a time until caramel is nice and melted, or follow directions on package if using the Bits. If you are using un-wrapped caramels, you can also put the caramels in a small crock pot on high heat until melted.
  • Place caramel apple sticks or popsicle sticks into the top of each apple and dip each apple into the caramel until fully coated, rotating the apple as needed. Let excess caramel drip off and them place on wax paper. Refrigerate at least 2-3 hours until caramel is completely cooled onto the apples.
  • In a food processor, process graham crackers (or pie crust) until well blended. If doing a pie crust, add a little cinnamon and sugar to the mixture. Place in a bowl and set aside.
  • Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe dish in the microwave until chocolate is just melted and there are no lumps. Dip each apple in the chocolate and allow chocolate to set up for a few seconds. When chocolate has set a little, roll the bottom half in processed graham cracker crumbs (or crust). Sprinkle entire apple with cinnamon and sugar and set aside.
  • Optional: Once the chocolate on the apples have set, roll each marshmallow in the chocolate and place on the apples to make “ears”. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and hold in place until set.

Notes

Recipe Tips: 
  • Don’t skip on the washing and refrigerating of the apples before dipping! This will really help the caramel to stick to the apples.
  • Cut large marshmallows in half for the Mickey Ears.
  • Refrigerate when setting up the caramel, but let it set up at room temperature after adding chocolate.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 956kcalCarbohydrates: 169gProtein: 7gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 468mgPotassium: 428mgFiber: 5gSugar: 137gVitamin A: 136IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 153mgIron: 1mg

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  1. What? Favored over churros? Gonna have to try these! (I’m also seriously considering a trip to Disneyland, thanks to you! Ha ha)

    1. haha We hope you go! Disneyland is the best 😀 If you go, use our coupon code to get some $$ off your trip (from GetAwayToday)! I am sure you will save enough to splurge on these AND churros 😉

    1. Pssst… I used to work at WDW in a confectionary location- if you really want them to taste like Disney apple’s use a Peter’s Caramel loaf! It’s a bit on the pricer side (around $25 on Amazon) but the ENTIRE loaf makes at least 2 dozen apples so if you don’t need to use the entire loaf vacuum seal it and save it for another batch!